DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Iowa State’s Will Clyburn won’t dispute a late charge call in the Cyclones’ 78-75 loss to Ohio State in the NCAA tournament.
Clyburn was called for a charge when he ran into Buckeyes point guard Aaron Craft near the basket with 1:41 to go Sunday. Replays showed Craft’s right heel was at the semicircle restricting the area where players can take a charge.
It wasn’t Iowa State’s only problem. The Cyclones had a turnover and knocked the ball out of bounds trying for a rebound, giving Ohio State a chance for Craft’s winning 3-pointer with a half-second left.
Clyburn couldn’t tell where Craft was set up and wouldn’t second-guess the call. The NCAA says the official decided Craft established position outside the semicircle. The play is not reviewable.